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Make And Eat Baked Sweet Potato Fries in under 25 mins

Serves: 2 people (1 if you’re really hungry)    Time: 25 mins    Effort Level: Easy

Ingredients
Olive Oil, for mixing
2/3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
House Seasoning (see below)
1/2 teaspoon paprika

House Seasoning 

2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Directionsgas mark conversion

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Chop sweet potatoes into fine long bars (cut as thick as you could like to)

 

In a large bowl –  mix sweet potatoes with just enough olive oil to coat, along with  House Seasoning and Paprika. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking tray. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally.

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Baking time: Around 20 mins

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Let it cool for about 5 to 10 mins before serving

ENJOY!

Big thank you to my sister Andrea Rodrigues, who helped me make this! I have been really busy with exams and you have helped me keep my blog going for people to enjoy! So thanks again! 

What Happens When You Mix Avocado and Hummus Together?

‘hummous, hommos, humos, hommus and hoummos’

There are loads of ways of pronouncing it – I know! But to say that I am obsessed is an understatement!  I eat them in different ways and always serve it as a dip to anyone who comes over! 

So a little history

I’m just going to call it Hummus – is a Levantine and Egyptian food dip, of mashed chick peas blended with olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is popular throughout the Middle East (including Turkey), North Africa (including Morocco), and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. 

 

Crackers: 

I love using crackers for the dip, it gives that crunch a snack is supposed to give and they’re pretty healthy, in my opinion. 

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Carrots:

Carrots are a particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants.

& they actually taste good!

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Avocado: 

This is my special creation! Avocado and Hummus!!! A weird but great combination! I always have
avocado in my fridge and I always have hummus in my fridge so I though why not mix them together and the final result blew me away. It’s a perfect combination of the light sweetness you get from the avocado and the heavy sourness you get from the hummus. Works well with carrots and crackers! You could also make a guacamole using onions and other ingredients (click here to see guacamole recipe in my other post)

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So to answer the question…

What Happens When You Mix Avocado and Hummus Together?

A great mix of happiness and taste. That’s is it!

 

I WON AN AWARD!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you *Dila Toplusoy (dilaland.com) and *Chrissa Simone (simoneyesblog.com) for nominating me for a Liebster award, it means a lot. Their blogs are amazing, both lifestyle blogs and both soo unique and different.

The rules for the bloggers who are nominated are as follows:

  1. Make sure to thank the blogger who nominated you and link him on your post.
  2. Show the Liebster Award on your post.
  3. Answer the 10 questions you are being asked and then create your own list of 10 questions.
  4. Nominate other bloggers and make sure to notify them.

Here are Dilas questions:

What makes you smile the most?

When people you do not expect displaying random acts of kindness. I was in central London once during the summer and saw a homeless man sitting on the other side of the road. As I waited for a friend, I watched men and women dressed in suits holding brief cases ignore the homeless man in a race to be the first on the train platform. After a while, a young man (or youth as the media refers) with headphones on, skinned head, large hooded black bomber jacket and baggy trousers stopped and offered the man his energy drink, a walkers crisp (chips if reading in america).

How did you come up with your blog name?

I wanted to be healthy and I love junk food, soooo…why not find ways to make that happen?

Where is your dream destination?

BORA BORAAAAA!

What is your biggest source of inspiration?

Music – without a doubt.

Which language would you want to learn if you could learn it in a day?

Spanish – my name is Xavier Rodrigues and I’m Indian. I’m tired of the same explanation I have to give. 

What is your favorite dessert?

Creme brulee

What are your 3 favorite places in London?

My home, my university (University of the Arts London) and Oxford Circus/Regent street area.

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?

Jesus, I have a lot of questions.

How do you spend your free time?

I really like my bed… but the better answer is – I go to University 3 times a week, Work on music projects for two days with my amazing creative team and work on the weekends. I don’t have ‘free time’ but the time that I do have I snuggle in my bed and watch a Marvel film.

What is your motto?

Someone in the world is happier with less than what you have.

Here are Chrissas questions:

What is your daily inspiration?

A’s before Baes

How would you spend a sunny Sunday in London?

My friends and I meet up, go to Camden – eat some street food and then go all round central london. It’s become a tradition.

Coffee or Tea?

Both! I used to hate coffee but I turned into an adult with responsibilities and found that coffee is a necessity for survival.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Beethoven – helps me concentrate.

What is your favorite trend?

I like my big winter jackets.

Eating in or dining out?

Both! I have a family who cook GREAT food however I love eating out at restaurants and trying new food. I also like bonding time I get with my friends which I cherish the most. Dinner over clubbing – 100%.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

London my true love and hometown (or Goa in India, where I am originally from)

Would you prefer living in a busy city or a tropical island?

I was brought up in Goa, India which is basically a ‘beach relaxed life’ and at the age of 11 I moved to London which is completely the opposite. I now have the greatest work ethic and I definitely know how to chillax and live that beach life.

What is your biggest fear?

Being told I cannot be creative again.

What is your favorite social media platform?

Instagram (for now)

 

The blogs I nominate are:

feedingyoubeauty.com

designedbykrystleblog.com

farmfoodieandfitness.com

frugalfish.org

www.rockthisrunway.co.uk

stylediariesbywh.blogspot.co.uk 

 

My questions for you are:

  1. What kind of satisfaction do you get from your blog?
  2. If there’s one thing you had the power to change in this world, what would it be?
  3. Favorite place to visit?
  4. What is your guilty pleasure?
  5. What is your secret to a successful blog?
  6. How much time do make to work on your blog?
  7. What have you learnt about the blogging world since you started ?
  8. What do you eat the most?
  9. Favorite pop star?
  10. What is your favorite quote?

 

*Click name to open link, to view blog.

#flashbackfriday

Salad Feast!

Protein power, nutritional champion and moderate carb allowance! An easy way to make my lunch or dinner tastey and healthy!
There really isn’t a process in making this – my motto – ‘throw in whatever you want.’

Ingredients:

Tuna (half a regular tin)

Small bag of spinach

Small portion of rice – feel free to add any sauce to your rice for flavouring!

Cherry/baby tomatoes

Capers

Beans (whichever you prefer)

Olives

Avocado

You could add low fat salad dressing if you want but you dont have to!!!

Enjoy!

Eat a bowl full!

 

Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A delicious way of making sure you or your kids finish those greens.

Have some left over broccoli from the night before or want to make someone fall in love with it? Simple – add some cheese, put it in a sandwich and there you go! Also saves a trip to your nearest McDonalds.

Feeds: 2 people          Time: 20 minutes           Effort Level: Easy

 

INGREDIENTS
Florets from 1 medium head broccoli, chopped small
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon (cracked) black pepper
Unsalted butter, (softened)
6 to 8 slices bread
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded or thinly sliced

PROCESS 

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.gas mark conversion

2. On a sheet pan, mix the broccoli, oil, salt, and pepper.

3. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes – Gas mark 3 or until the broccoli is evenly roasted but not burnt. (Allow to cool after roasted broccoli is taken out o oven)

4. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat.

5. Spread butter evenly on one side of the slices of bread.

6. Layer cheese on the unbuttered side of the bread slices, then add chopped broccoli in the middle and more cheese on top so that the broccoli lies between two layers of cheese. This keeps the small pieces of broccoli from falling out as the cheese melts.

7. Top each with another slice of bread, butter side out.

8. “Grill” in the skillet, turning sandwiches over once, until the cheese melts and the bread is evenly toasted.

mature grated cheddar


Broccoli

unsalted butter

 

 

 

 

 

 


This recipe was inspired by Bountiful: Recipes inspired by our garden


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BLUEBERRY SURPRISE BARS

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Effort level: EASY

2 cups creamed coconut (you can probably also use coconut butter)

2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen, thawed might work too)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract

Add all ingredients in a food processor until the mix is smooth. Pour the mixture in a a deep tray or pan lined with parchment paper. Leave some parchment paper to stick out the sides. After pouring the the mixture and flattened with a spatula, place the mixture in the freezer to firm up for a few hours. 

Inspired by @mywholefoodlife  

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5 easy steps to make Peanut Butter and Honey Granola and Oatmeal Bars

  1. Fill a bowl with crushed granola and oatmeal

  2. Fill another bowl of the same size with a mix of peanut butter and honey and microwave or heat until the peanut butter has liquefied to blend with the honey
  3. Mix the peanut butter and honey with the crushed granola and oatmeal until all ingredients have stuck to one another
  4. Add cling to a square or rectangular tray. Leave
    extra cling on the sides and fill the tray with the mixed ingredients creating a flat top. (see picture for help)
  5. Place the tray in the fridge for a few hours (preferably overnight) and when done cut into bars.

PS I’m really not advertising Sainsubury’s, just happen to shop there. LOLz (unless Sainsbury’s want to sponsor… then sure!)

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